Country Star Brad Paisley Starts Construction on Creative Store

Country Star Brad Paisley Starts Construction on Creative Store
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Country star Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have broken ground in Nashville on a charity grocery store where everything is free.

According to Fox News:

Country star Brad Paisley took the controls of a backhoe to dig up the first pile of dirt in the space that will become a free grocery store to support needy families in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The country star and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, said they got the idea after volunteering with their kids at a similar store called the Unity Shoppe in Santa Barbara, California. Construction on the Nashville store is projected to be completed by the end of the year.

"Hunger and food insecurity is a real issue in Nashville," said Williams-Paisley. "One in seven people deal with food insecurity. That means they don't know where their next meal is coming from. And it's even worse for kids, one in five children."

The store will operate like a real grocery store so that people can go shopping through the aisles and Belmont students and other volunteers will scan their items, but no money will change hands.

It is unclear how they will keep people from taking advantage of the free store, but it is a concept created from the good of their hearts.

 Source: American Update

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